What Makes A Good Information System?

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Information Systems 1 WHAT MAKES A GOOD INFORMATION SYSTEM? There are various factors that must be taken into account when creating a ‘good’ information system, one of the two biggest factors that must be considered, are the requirements of the user and also whether that system can be understood by the user. A specific information system may be good for one type of organization but completely useless for another, this is why the needs of the user are so important, the system must be efficient and work in a way that is of benefit to the user and/or organization, take cost as an example, the idea of the system is that it will increase profits through increasing the effectiveness of decision making, if the system costs too much, it simply…show more content…
a) I will first talk about a Management Information System or MIS, this is an information system that will normally be used by higher figures within the organization such as a manager, to ensure that the business is operating and running efficiently, for both the short-term and long-term. The data that flows through this system should be highly structured and detailed, examples of data that may be processed include transactions made by customers and the organization itself, internal reports for staff, finance and other kinds of data such as complaints, incidents etc. If the data within the system is accurate, such a system can be very useful for an organization, one example would be using the system for budgeting, the system should be able to clearly show which products are doing best and then the manager will then know which products to order more stock of and which not to. A MIS also has a focus on efficiency, both in terms of its purpose and the way in which it actually works, all of the information flowing through it, should be internal, this means that the information inside has actually been generated from within the organization itself, as opposed to the outside world which could hold bias, thus potentially skewing data and any decisions to be made. Information Systems 3 WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF INFORMATION SYSTEM USED TODAY? (2) b) The next kind of information system is known as a Decision Support System or DSS,
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